Comments on: Why We’re Going to Jordan. Now. travel wide, live deep Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:20:29 +0000 hourly 1 By: Audrey Scott Sun, 19 May 2013 11:44:39 +0000 @Saha: There is always a risk in heavily touristed areas that people will take advantage of tourists, especially young tourists who perhaps do not have life experiences to judge sincerity or character. Thank you for trying to bring awareness so that young women visiting Petra or Wadi Rum will perhaps be more aware when going out with a local man or giving of themselves while visiting these areas.

By: Saha Tue, 14 May 2013 19:13:07 +0000 Warning.. Beware of the Jordan Bedouin bezness.
All the boys from the bedouin village by Petra, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum are scammers and liars!
Eamad, Ghassab, Khaled Albdoul, Athman Salm, Ahmed Alfaqeer, Mohammed Alfaqeer, Mohammed Ali Albdoul and Ahmed known as Johnny Deep.
Their business is to fool and cheat all the girls they can into falling in love with them.
They do it for business – to get sex and money.
They often have 2-5 foreign girlfriends at the same time. Their family knows and lies as well. All the “nice” people you meet lie! They all lie for each other because they all want something… Gifts, sex, money, phone, computer, cloths, gasoline, a donkey, even camels…The money they get from girls they use to get other girls.
They will make you believe that they are different from the others and you will see the love in their eyes. But it is not true! Don’t ever trust them! They are all the same. They do anything to fool you!
They will take you to caves in the mountains, to the most beautiful views, they will make fire and cook for you, take you to their family, dance, drink, watch the sunset and sunrise on a blanket under the ‘shooting stars’.
They do business with girls! They go with tourists and then they charm the girls to believe that they are in love with them. The truth is that they just want sex. When the girl goes back home, they will make friends with her on facebook, messenger, skype, email or phone. They are on all social media and have a lot of different accounts and names, so all the girls they trick don’t know about all the other girls. They will try to get you to come back to Jordan. And if you go back – they will pick you up in the airport or hotel, but when you leave they go pick up the next girl or a new tourist. If you had sex with one of them please go to your doctor and get tested for all sex diseases (HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea etc.) and Hepatitis B. They are whores, gigolos, scammers, trick thieves and they have sex with all possible. It is like trick **************, so don’t ever think that is true that a Bedouin boy from Petra loves you or want to marry you!
They will all tell you that you are special and that they love you, but also tell you lies about that their donkey died, their car is broke, their motorbike was stolen, they have to go to the hospital, someone complained about them so they have to go to jail. They often pretend to get into trouble and want you to send money through Western Union. They come up with the craziest stories – Only to get the money from you!!
They look like Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow), most of them have kohl in their eyes, wear scarf’s or have long hair. If you are with your husband or boyfriend they will fool him too, they will let you believe you are his best friend but also try to **** your wife or girlfriend!
Names of boys doing this for fulltime business (with variations of their names): Eamad, Ghassab, Khaled Albdoul, Athman Salm, Othman Salm, Mohammad, Ahmed Alfaquer, Alfaqeer, Alfageer, Alfakeer, Mohammed Alfaquer, Alfaqeer, Alfageer, Alfakeer, Mohammed Albdoul, Albdool, Bdool, Bdoul, Mohammed Ali and Ahmed known as Johnny Deep (but they are not the only ones). They are all the same.. All the boys, men, girls, women and kids in the village is making business and living by cheating tourists.
And you will believe every lie they tell.. They are really good at this business!!
There are thousands of stories from girls around the world who experienced this, but-
The government in Jordan knows about this problem but they don’t do anything about it!
The police know about this problem and should warn all tourists especially in hotels, in Wadi Musa and around the main gate to Petra about these people, but they don’t.
The embassy and the airport of Amman and Aqaba should warn all women who come, and especially the women that come more than one time, but they don’t!
Jordan is the ‘peace’ safe country in the Middle East, so they don’t want to destroy that image for the rest of the world.
It is also good for the Jordanian economy that all these girls keeps coming and it is very bad for tourism if the world knew the truth about the secrets of beautiful Wadi Rum and Petra.
Join the new group that wants to stop this and tell your story – Share the names and the lies:…90518707632478
We understand if you want to be anonyms, so create a new anonyms facebook account (like they do!) and join the group. Together we will open this story to the world and try to get the authorities in Jordan to warn about this and stop it!

By: Daniel Noll Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:24:35 +0000 @Sharifah: Have a great time in Jordan! We’re sure you will love it. We’ll look forward to hearing about your travels after you return. In the meantime, if you have any questions, let us know.

By: Sharifah Salwa Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:20:46 +0000 Thank you for all these reviews.I will be in Jordan next month.I have been reading a lot about Jordan and I just fell in love.I first thought about going there last year, and thank God..I am able to realize my dream in about 3 weeks time.I pray that God will saves this country and protects the people from any political turmoil.

By: Daniel Noll Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:16:03 +0000 @Guy: Thanks for all the info. “cause of the lack of flour that time – religious thing”. Made me laugh…we understand. We would definitely look forward to visiting the region again for a longer trip. Hopefully we can time it in the spring or fall. Safe travels!

By: Guy Kohane Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:02:35 +0000 about trip in Israel- now its the best time of the year if you want to see IL in its green and blooming state.
between April 18th-25th its passover, so you wont really enjoy Culinary (cause of the lack of flour throughout that time -religious thing)

May may still be greenish, but gradually becoming hot(but still quite comfort deg)- it has a lot of advantages as well.

if things go my way- I’ll go on a trip in Italy visiting my older brother, who study over there, between the 15-23.4, which is actually my all passover vacation from the Uni.

By: Audrey Scott Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:41:16 +0000 @Ken: Jordan is a great place to visit. Floating in the Dead Sea was quite fun – it’s almost impossible to sink and the minerals leave an oily film on you. The mud was great, too.

By: ken hill Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:26:53 +0000 so jealous, Jorden looks like a fun and exciting place to visit, especially the Dead sea, i want to try floating!

By: Audrey Scott Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:37:04 +0000 @Guy: Thanks so much for doing research for our trip and recommending these hikes. Unfortunately, many of the treks and canyons are closed until April because of risk of flash floods. But, we do plan to return to Jordan one day in April/May so we can take advantage of more of its trekking and natural offerings. And, we’d be able to visit Israel then as well – hope you’re not planning on moving anytime soon!

@Sanita: Our accommodation was provided by Jordan Tourism Board so we stayed at the Movenpick near the entrance to Petra. However, it’s not the cheapest option out there. We also took a cooking class at Petra Kitchen which was a lot of fun. I don’t think you can go wrong with eating in Jordan – every meal we had was quite delicious!

@RP: Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience at Valentine’s Hostel, but thanks for recommending an alternative (Saba’a Hotel) for people.

@Ma’moun: We really enjoyed the tour we had with you as well at Petra and especially enjoyed hearing some of your experiences teaching American troops about Bedouin culture. Wish we had more time to chat after the tour. Thanks for your offer for helping others plan their trip to Jordan.

@Rebecca: After almost two weeks zipping around Jordan, I can definitely recommend it as a great destination. And it’s so much more than just Petra. We’ve posted a few things already on Jordan, but keep checking back over the next weeks as we’ll be writing more articles and posting more photos.

By: Ma`moun Farajat Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:02:23 +0000 Dear Rebecca
Iam abduin jordanain iam so glad to help you to answer your Q about your tour to Jordan